Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League
Friday, April 26, 2013
NOJHL 3 stars of the week announced
A classic final that went the distance has provided more than enough worthy candidates as the “NOJHL Three Stars of the Week” for the week ending on April 24 are unveiled.
TREVOR HUNT – NORTH BAY TRAPPERS: Leading all scorers with eight points over the seven-game championship final series, North Bay forward Trevor Hunt was named the NOJHL 2013 playoff MVP.
The 20-year-old native of Mississauga had already garnered the Gilles Laperriere Trophy, presented annually to the league’s most improved player.
Over the course of the 2012-13 campaign, Hunt amassed 48 points in 42 games, including 22 goals and finishing second only to Brennan Dubchak in team scoring.
Crowned league champs this week, Hunt and his teammates now prepare to host the Dudley-Hewitt Cup beginning Tuesday, April 30 in North Bay.
JOEL HORODZIEJCZYK – SOO THUNDERBIRDS: Game seven might never had been necessary if not for the heroics of Soo rookie netminder, Joel Horodziejczyk.
The Sudbury native and graduate of the Nickel City Sons program rebounded from a 5-2 loss in game three, earning first star honours in two of the final three games of the league final.
Horodziejczyk posted a save percentage of 92.5% in five games versus North Bay, finishing the post-season with an astounding mark of .942.
The 18-year-old puckstopper is one of seven finalists for the first-ever CJHL Rookie of the Year award.
GREG DODDS – NORTH BAY TRAPPERS: Throughout the 2012-13 season, goaltender Greg Dodds was a backbone of the North Bay team, and the post-season would be no different.
After leading all NOJHL netminders with 28 wins in 39 regular season games, the 20-year-old netminder appeared in each and every one of the Trappers’ 12 playoff games.
Dodds topped the post-season win category with eight, boasted the stingiest goals against average at 1.69 and earned three star accolades in more than half of the seven games through which North Bay and Sault Ste Marie battled for league supremacy.